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      The Great Garrick

      1937 1h 31m Comedy List
      Reviews 82% Audience Score 50+ Ratings Celebrated 18th-century British actor David Garrick (Brian Aherne) receives an invitation from the Comédie-Française in Paris, but they mistakenly hear that he's planning to give them acting lessons. Insulted, the troupe arranges to stay at his inn and put on an outlandish performance to convince him of their acting skills. When Countess Germaine de la Corbe (Olivia de Havilland), who is fleeing an arranged marriage, shows up, Garrick thinks her romantic advances are part of the plot. Read More Read Less

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Under Whale's able direction it catches all the fun in the farce. Rated: A Jul 11, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Tom M Dehavilland is gorgeous in this light comedy. Sixteen year old Lana Turner is difficult to spot as a brunette. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/12/21 Full Review Frances H Cute romantic comedy from Hollywood's Golden Age and one that doesn't get played on TV often enough. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/23/20 Full Review spencer p Its clever play with balancing good/bad acting with "fake" good/bad acting is what really makes this comedy work in its own right. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Pleasant little comedy with Aherne chomping into the hambone Garrick with much vigor. Keep a sharp eye out for a very young brunette Lana Turner as one of a gaggle of giggling girls in her second film appearance. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Fun froth from the great James Whale. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member An amusing trifle from director Whale about levels of acting and reality vs. fiction. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Celebrated 18th-century British actor David Garrick (Brian Aherne) receives an invitation from the Comédie-Française in Paris, but they mistakenly hear that he's planning to give them acting lessons. Insulted, the troupe arranges to stay at his inn and put on an outlandish performance to convince him of their acting skills. When Countess Germaine de la Corbe (Olivia de Havilland), who is fleeing an arranged marriage, shows up, Garrick thinks her romantic advances are part of the plot.
      Director
      James Whale
      Producer
      Mervyn LeRoy
      Screenwriter
      Ernest Vajda
      Production Co
      Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Aug 4, 2009
      Runtime
      1h 31m